Windows Phone 7

AmazonWireless puts ALL Verizon phones on sale for a penny

AmazonWireless puts ALL Verizon phones on sale for a penny

There's only one exception to the rule on this "all Verizon phones" sale for a penny, can you guess what it is? One might think that the servers here at AmazonWireless would be massacred if it was found that all models of the iPhone would be on sale for a penny, but alas for you iOS fans, AmazonWireless doesn't carry the iPhone at all, so technically this is an "all Verizon phones that we have here in stock" sale. That said, you'll be able to pick up such BRAND NEW devices as the DROID 3, the DROID BIONIC, HTC Rhyme, and the Pantech Breakout, amongst the 31 on sale today.

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HTC Titan Review

HTC Titan Review

Rarely does a gadget's name quite so well describe its nature, as is the case with the HTC Titan. A huge 4.7-inch display packed into a battleship-strong metal chassis, the TItan is an unapologetic slab of Windows Phone 7. Question is, can Mango provide sufficient sweetness to balance the Titan's brutal charms, or are HTC's big ambitions in for an equally big fall? Check out the full SlashGear review to find out.

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Navigon GPS app hits Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Navigon GPS app hits Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Navigon launched today its mobile turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango platform. Similar to the way it functions on iOS and Android, the app stores maps on your phone so that it can work even when you lose data connection or cell coverage.

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Microsoft digs into Samsung and HTC wallets for WP7 promotion

Microsoft digs into Samsung and HTC wallets for WP7 promotion

Microsoft has pressured Windows Phone manufacturers to boost their marketing spend promoting the platform, coaxing more ad cash out of Samsung and HTC despite having handed over millions of dollars to Nokia to push its handsets. Although it will be up to individual manufacturers to decide exactly how the freshly-pledged money will be spent, Windows Phone chief Andy Lees told Bloomberg, some of it is likely to go on encouraging retail staff to push the platform to potential buyers.

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Microsoft Skype buy approved by EU

Microsoft Skype buy approved by EU

It appears that last May's Microsoft acquisition of Skype has finally been approved by the EU. This Friday Microsoft can officially say that, at least in Europe, it'll be able to purchase Skype for $8.5 billion. The European Commission noted that it found both firms activities "overlapped for video communications, where Microsoft is active through its Windows Live Messenger." This of course is noted in regards to competition and whether or not there are "competition concerns" in the deal.

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ComScore: Android nears 44% of US smartphone market share

ComScore: Android nears 44% of US smartphone market share

Research firm comScore has just released its latest figures that unsurprisingly show continued growth for both Google and Apple in the US smartphone market. Google's Android is seeing a steady upward climb now reaching 43.7 percent market share, while Apple's iPhone seems to be slowing a bit with smaller incremental changes. It's recent launch of the iPhone 4S, however, may give it a boost.

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Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Review [Video]

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Review [Video]

It's time for the second coming of Windows Phone 7, a mobile OS that by all means deserves a fair shot at the global market share, but hasn't quite risen to the ranks of iPhone or Android glory - at least not yet. What we're going to do in this post is give the first really big refresh of Microsoft's current mobile OS, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, a good rundown and review. Because the vast majority of our readers are not yet Windows Phone users, I'll be padding the review with some features that've already been in place for some time - but the focus will, indeed, be on the new list of upgrades as presented in this newest, tastiest flavoring of Windows Phone.

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Nokia Ace 4.3-inch Windows Phone rumored [Update]

Nokia Ace 4.3-inch Windows Phone rumored [Update]

Details purportedly concerning a third Nokia Windows Phone set for release later this month, the Nokia Ace, have leaked, suggesting a 4.3-inch AMOLED device packing HSPA+ connectivity. According to The Nokia Blog's source, the Ace will be headed to AT&T in Q1 2012, with an 8-megapixel autofocus camera using Carl Zeiss optics. The rumor fits with information previously passed to SlashGear that Nokia would initially reveal three Windows Phone handsets at Nokia World 2011 in late October, though our source declined to detail the devices.

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Samsung Focus Hands-on and Unboxing with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango [Video]

Samsung Focus Hands-on and Unboxing with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango [Video]

Welcome to the next generation of Windows Phone 7 devices with Mango - you're looking straight at it through a Samsung Focus lens, complete with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a .39-inch thin chassis, and 4.1 ounces of weightlessness. Inside you'll find a single core 1GHz, QSD8250, Qualcomm processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, and the ability to shoot some fancy photos with your 5 megapixel camera on the back. What we've got here is an everyman's introductory phone for Mango made simple for each and every customer to get an experience that's both full and controlled right out of the box. Those of you that've seen this device before, you'll have to wait until the review to see Mango in its entirety. For now we're just giving this device another glimpse.

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Microsoft Zune Pass price drops, 10 songs a month along with it

Microsoft Zune Pass price drops, 10 songs a month along with it

Starting on the 3rd of October, those hoping for a lower price point for the Zune Pass unlimited music service will be jumping for joy as $14.99 turns into $9.99. With this price cut comes a few other cuts as well, including the option to download 10 songs per month that you can keep for your own forever. This price cut will take place on October 3rd, 2011, and will be available to Canadian Zune users as well. Will this cut finally convince you to jump in on the Zune revolution*?

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